Jayne Augoye

Jayne Augoye is an assistant editor and covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for PREMIUM TIMES. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. Twitter@jaynejones

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Award-winning producer-director Bobby Heaney, pictured, is the Magic in Motion Academy director overseeing 12 interns, below, at the inaugural Magic in Motion Academy, which is a rebranded M-Net corporate social investment initiative.

Foreign film experts to host Nollywood masterclass in Lagos

A team of foreign filmmakers are set to teach a masterclass for members of the Nigerian film and television industry, who aspire to take their craft to the next level. The experts, drawn from South Africa, Kenya and India, will host a Nollywood masterclass at the MultiChoice Talent Factory which…

Nigerian students’ poetry prize calls for entries

The organisers of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize have begun accepting submissions from Nigerian undergraduates studying in Nigeria and the diaspora. The award, which is an initiative of Poets in Nigeria, is aimed at stimulating literary creativity, promoting literary excellence and encouraging critical thinking among Nigerian undergraduates. The entries are…

The 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation finalists

Four Nigerians shortlisted for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Four Nigerians have been shortlisted for the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. One of them is Dele Sanni, a professor, who developed 3-D-3-P Industrial Dryer, an industrial food dryer that dries grain for livestock feed faster, and increases the nutritional value of food stocks. Chukwunonso Arinze, who developed KAOSHI,…

Screenshots from Falz's Talk track

Falz drops fourth album, samples Fela

‘Moral Instruction’, the fourth album of Nigerian rapper Folarin Falana better known as Falz released on Tuesday has got Nigerians talking. The album comprises of nine tracks including ‘Talk’, ‘Follow Follow’, ‘Johnny’ and ‘Brother’s Keeper’. The album’s cover art was designed by the legendary Nigerian art illustrator, Lemi Ghariokwu. The…

BB Naija alumni, Bisola Ayoola, Somma, Bambam & Tobi Bakare pictures at the media briefing in Lagos on Tuesday.

2019 Big Brother Naija to hold in Nigeria

The fourth season of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show will be staged in Nigeria. The organisers, Multichoice, announced this on Tuesday morning at a media briefing held at the George Hotel, Lagos. The auditions will hold in six different Nigerian cities including Lagos, Calabar, Enugu, Benin, Ibadan, Warri…

Lord of Ajasa

Rapper Lord of Ajasa solicits funds to undergo surgery

Nigerian rapper, Olusegun Osaniyi, popularly known as Lord of Ajasa, is critically ill and needs funds to undergo an urgent peptic ulcer operation. Ace Afrobeats singer, Alariwo, broke the news on Instagram and added that the rapper requires adequate funds to be moved to a better hospital where a surgery…

Sibahle Zwane a 10 year old boy who goes to school at Olivansvlie Primary. Zwane has a rear ability of calculating and maths sum you give from the top of his head. Zwane says he sees the numbers in his head when a math sum is posed to him. Zwane wants to become a pilot when he grows up. PICTURE: KABELO MOKOENA

Meet 10-year-old genius who solves math faster than calculator

A 10-year-old South African boy, Sibahle Zwane's mesmerising exploits have gone viral on social media. Zwane has the amazing ability to answer complex arithmetic questions faster than a calculator and in seconds. According to BCC, he shot into prominence when he was filmed answering complex math questions from a local…

Adekunle Gold and Simi

Nigerians react as Simi, Adekunle Gold wed secretly in Lagos

The news of the secret introduction ceremony of Nigerian singers, Simi and Adekunle Gold, has stirred diverse reactions on social media. The long-time lovers held their traditional marriage ceremony at a location inside the Eko Atlantic city on Thursday and it took many by surprise. Some fans have expressed displeasure…

Bleaching cream

Rwanda enforces ban on sale of bleaching creams

The Rwandan government has begun enforcing the ban on skin-lightening and bleaching products from shop shelves in Rwanda. According to Al Jazeera, Rwanda’s ban follows similar crackdowns in South Africa, Kenya and Ghana, where the importation of such products is prohibited. Bleaching creams and soaps, whose sales in Africa are…

Basketmouth to release Nollywood horror film

Ace Nigerian comedian, Bright Okpocha, a.k.a Basketmouth, has announced that all is set for the release his first feature film. Titled ‘The Exorcism of Alu’, the humour merchant said the horror film will screen in Nigerian cinemas from January 15. The film stars Rekiya Yusuf, Sound Sultan as well as…

R Kelly

R. Kelly’s brother, Carey, reveals their alleged abuser

Amidst fresh allegations of sexual abuse trailing embattled singer, R. Kelly, his brother, Carey Kelly, has revealed more shocking details about their childhood. Speaking in an explosive interview on 'Unwine with Tasha K' which airs in the U.S., Carey revealed that their older sister, Theresa, raped them continually for six…

Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji in her film, ‘Lionheart’. Netflix

Movie Review: Lionheart by Genevieve Nnaji

Movie title: Lionheart Screen time: 94 mins Director: Genevieve Nnaji Starring: Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu Year of Release: 2018 Languages: English Language, Igbo language Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut, Lionheart, is destined to be remembered as the film which changed the face of Nollywood. Beyond anything else,…

Late Gbenga Akintunde aka Burger

Entertainment reports that made the headlines last week

Yoruba actor, Gbenga Akintunde, passes on A popular Yoruba movie actor, Gbenga Akintunde aka Burger, died on Thursday after reportedly complaining of malaria. The death, which was a rude shock, was announced by his colleague, Kunle Afod, on his Instagram handle. Celebrities and fans have been paying their last respects…

Lagos pastor confesses to having 10 sex tapes with ex-lover

A pastor in Lagos, Chris Omatsola, who appeared in a sex tape in November with his ex-lover, has revealed that there are more lewd videos, than the one which has gone viral. Mr Omatsola, who leads Zionwealth of Life Assembly, claimed his ex-lover, Tamaratokoni Okpewho, recorded the videos on their…

From right Mr. Adewole, Governor Ajimobi and the newly wedded couple

PHOTOS: Health Minister Adewole’s son weds in Ibadan

Adedayo, the son of the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, wedded his sweetheart, Ebunoluwa Oyedele, in Ibadan on Saturday. The wedding was held at Agbala Daniel Cathedral, Ojoo, while the reception held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. The minister hosted several dignitaries including the Vice President, Yemi…

DJ XGee

Nigeria’s DJ XGee buried in Lagos

A popular Lagos-based disc jockey, DJ XGee, has been buried at Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos. The private interment which took place on Thursday was attended by close family members and friends. DJ XGee, real name Seun Omogaji, allegedly died by suicide on Wednesday shortly after he wrote a disturbing note on…

RMD cautions against ‘faking it’ on social media

Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, aka RMD, has advised his followers to desist from living ‘fake lives’ on social media. RMD, who recently celebrated his 18th wedding anniversary to a former media personality, Jumobi Adegbesan, said this in his New Year message to his fans. During the final weeks leading…

Awilo Longomba performing in Anambra

Flavour, Awilo Longomba, others thrill Anambra residents

Anambra State came alive on Sunday when Congolese sensation, Awilo Longomba, alongside Nigerian highlife king, Flavour Nabania, and Chidinma thrilled residents to an exciting night of music and dance. The occasion was tagged, ‘Bridge of Progress’ and it held at the Ekweme Square located in the state capital, Akwa. Phyno…

Mercy Aigbe's controversial red dress (1)

Controversies that rocked Yoruba film industry in 2018

What controversy rocked the Yoruba film industry the most in 2018? Was it Adeniyi Johnson begging his ex-wife Toyin Abraham to sign their divorce papers? Or was it Mercy Aigbe’s controversial red dress? We’re not sure. But, what we do know is that 2018 was drama-filled as usual with celebrity…

PHOTOS: Emir Sanusi’s son weds in Kano

Aminu, son of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has wedded his heartthrob, Zainab Ali Bashir. Their wedding held on Saturday at the Al-Furqan Mosque, Alu Avenue, Nassarawa GRA, Kano. The sword crossing took place at the Emir of Kano’s Palace at midday. The groom is an Assistant Superintendent…

‘Americanah’, ‘Things Fall Apart’ make Obama’s favourite 2018 books list

Chimamanda Adichie's, ‘Americanah’, and Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’, have made former U.S. president, Barrack Obama’s, favourite books of 2018 list. Mr Obama disclosed this on Instagram on Friday and tagged the annual list a “favourite tradition.” Both authors are the only Nigerians on the list while their famous works…

Review of the Nigerian entertainment industry in 2018

2018 has been a pretty good year for the Nigerian entertainment industry, many thanks to the growing smartphone and internet penetration in the country. For Nollywood, it appeared that aggressive social media campaigns, backed with corporate tie-ins, did the trick. From a revenue standpoint, the box office figures have been…

Teniola AKA Teni. {PHOTO CREDIT: Zumi.ng]

Six Nigerian breakout stars, viral sensations of 2018

In 2018, some unknown faces became stars on the cyberspace while others saw their fame grow, all thanks to social media. There were some like Mr Spellz who became an accidental celebrity and Davido's girlfriend who became a 'star' after he featured her in his 'Assurance' video. As part of…

KWAM 1 pictured with son Sultan Omogbadebo Anifowoshe

KWAM 1 reacts to son’s arrest over alleged $2m cyber scam

A Fuji music star, Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, also known as KWAM 1, has addressed reports of his son, Sultan Anifowoshe’s arrest over an alleged $2 million cyber-crime in the U.S. Sultan, 26, was arrested alongside six others in Chicago. Two other alleged accomplices were arrested in Nigeria on Wednesday. The…

Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz

Funke Akindele welcomes twins

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and her musician hubby, Abdul Rasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, have welcomed a set of twins. Funke’s sister, Ayo Ola-Muhammed, broke the news on Instagram on Saturday. The boys arrived on Friday in Los Angeles, U.S. They are the couple’s first children since they tied the…